Greenham Common to host its first ever half marathon and 10km on February 25, 2024 in support of New Life Special Care Babies
Greenham Common will host its first ever half marathon and 10km running event next year.
Scheduled for Sunday, February 25, the run will be in support of New Life Special Care Babies, a Berkshire-based charity dedicated to raising money for special care baby units across the UK.
The route will take runners past many of the common’s landmarks such as the fire plane, the bunkers that once housed nuclear missiles and the control tower.
Event organiser Mark Hayes said: “This marks Greenham Common’s first ever half marathon.
“Originally planned for 2022 to commemorate 30 years since RAF Greenham Common’s closure, the event was delayed due to the pandemic.
“The common’s historical sites make it an exceptional location for running, and we hope to unite the running community, volunteers, and spectators while raising substantial funds for premature babies.”
Event participants have the opportunity to contribute to New Life’s ‘splash the purple’ campaign by pledging additional amounts to the charity.
In return, they will receive a distinctive purple New Life running t-shirt which they will be able wear on the day.
Further information on participating, sponsoring and volunteering can be found at https://www.greenhamcommonhalfmarathon.com/
Half marathon entry tickets cost £25 each, while 10km tickets cost £20.
Funds raised through entry fees, sponsorships, and pledges will be used to purchase neonatal equipment for the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.